Lateral meniscus - Meniscus lateralis

Description

The lateral meniscus is a semilunar fibrocartilage between the lateral condyles of femur and tibia.

In dogs, the lateral meniscus is slightly thicker and forms a slightly greater arc the the medial one. The lateral meniscus does not reach the border of the tibal caudolaterally where the tendon of origin of popliteus muscle passes over the tibial condyle.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier

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